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Re: My new locomotive works...
« Reply #180 on: August 17, 2017, 09:34:23 PM »
Being a transition modeller when steam locos were generally run down and filthy I always go for that option when buying locos. That is a very good representation of a well used loco, Steve.

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Re: My new locomotive works...
« Reply #181 on: August 17, 2017, 09:41:39 PM »
The weathering looks great to me, a brilliant first attempt


Thank you Paul!  :D

Light is bad now but below is a picture of Yorkshire which is just about finished cosmetically. I've still got to sort out the loco to tender connections and make it run though!




It looks very handsome, I must admit I have a thing for 4-4-0s.

Did you notice that I did not make a sarky comment about your weathered K3?? I could have said, brilliant no better way of seeing LNER loco's if they are all dirty lol  :angel:

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Re: My new locomotive works...
« Reply #182 on: August 18, 2017, 07:02:08 AM »
Being a transition modeller when steam locos were generally run down and filthy I always go for that option when buying locos. That is a very good representation of a well used loco, Steve.

Thank you Mick, I think that this would be the worst a 1930's locomotive would be but it does add character.

It looks very handsome, I must admit I have a thing for 4-4-0s.

Thanks Paul, I love 4-4-0s too!  :D It's a shame that they are somewhat difficult to make run if loco driven.  :(

Did you notice that I did not make a sarky comment about your weathered K3?? I could have said, brilliant no better way of seeing LNER loco's if they are all dirty lol  :angel:

I did notice and was impressed but then you went and spoilt it with the second sentence above! :P :P :P >:D

Right off on holiday to Pickering for a week shortly.  :D :D :D

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Re: My new locomotive works...
« Reply #183 on: August 18, 2017, 08:18:13 AM »
Right off on holiday to Pickering for a week shortly.  :D :D :D

Don't forget http://www.sdrmweb.co.uk/Exhibition_2017.php

I'll be there playing with High Stamley (009 but al least the track is the right gauge...  ;) )

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« Reply #184 on: August 18, 2017, 09:12:34 AM »
Don't forget http://www.sdrmweb.co.uk/Exhibition_2017.php

I'll be there playing with High Stamley (009 but al least the track is the right gauge...  ;) )



My other half booked the holiday without checking the dates of the exhibition!  :smiley-laughing: I'm looking forward to catching up with some of the Scarborough club lot and Tony Wright, I'll keep an eye out for you and say hi as it is always good to be able to put faces to names.  :D

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« Reply #185 on: August 18, 2017, 10:16:27 AM »
Last post before heading off. A marathon effort but Yorkshire is now running! I've got a couple of issues to sort out but she's fine from about a scale 20 mph upwards at the moment...


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Re: My new locomotive works...
« Reply #186 on: August 18, 2017, 10:46:16 AM »
That just looks awesome :goggleeyes:

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« Reply #187 on: August 18, 2017, 11:14:35 AM »
Last post before heading off. A marathon effort but Yorkshire is now running! I've got a couple of issues to sort out but she's fine from about a scale 20 mph upwards at the moment...




Stunning work  :drool:

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« Reply #188 on: August 25, 2017, 07:44:20 AM »
Thanks Mick and Paul!

Both locos made it to Pickering with me and got a run on The North of England line. The K3 was fine (and I had to fight to take it off the layout later!). However the D49 still needs a little tweaking to get good slow running but did manage to haul the heavy eight coach Queen of Scott's rake for a few laps - at least until the tender drawbar screw worked loose and dropped onto the track (probably my fault by not tightening it properly).

However this didn't deter Tony Wright from taking some more professional quality photographs and hopefully he'll be kind enough to let me share those here at a later date.

Despite the initial problems, I'm very happy with Yorkshire and I'm sure that I can work the bugs out of her in due course.

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« Reply #189 on: August 25, 2017, 10:18:08 PM »
Sweet job you've done there Steve, excellent modeling m8.  :thumbsup:

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« Reply #190 on: August 26, 2017, 09:05:15 AM »
That just looks awesome :goggleeyes:

Seconded! :greatwork:

And the LNER apple green livery sets it off beautifully.

Congratulations.

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Re: My new locomotive works...
« Reply #191 on: August 26, 2017, 06:21:45 PM »
Thank you Dave and John.

Firmly back in sunny(??) Hertfordshire now after a wonderful week in North Yorkshire.

I went to the Pickering show last Saturday and enjoyed being able to have a little play with the North of England Line layout. It was also good to meet PDL and have a chat - always great to meet other forum members and put faces (and names!) to profiles!

Sunday we got up early and travelled to York to see something rather special!



While Monday was taken up by a trip on the NYMR. It was great to find that they've managed to temporarily patch up most of the teak set following its vandalism (the buffet car is still out of action), and I was very happy to be able to ride in them!



However, there was no sign of Sir Nigel Gresley and it wasn't until a brief return visit to York and the NRM yesterday that we found it (well most of it!).



However, there was an intact A4 present as well....



...as well as an inferior streamlined locomotive - I only took a picture of it because I know it'll keep Paulprice happy!  >:D >:D :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:



I have no idea who the person in the picture above is, only that she'd been standing there for almost ten minutes!

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« Reply #192 on: August 27, 2017, 01:36:26 PM »
Tony Wright has kindly allowed me to share a couple of photographs taken by him of Yorkshire and 2425 on the North of England Line layout at the Pickering show. I'd like to express my thanks to Tony for taking and allowing me to share these and to the Scarborough Club for allowing us to use their layout as a backdrop (and letting me run them!).




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« Reply #193 on: August 27, 2017, 02:29:02 PM »
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'Yorkshire' sure is pretty. :thumbsup: As a Lancastrian by birth, I have to make clear I'm referring to the loco! :D
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Re: My new locomotive works...
« Reply #194 on: August 27, 2017, 08:47:52 PM »
'Yorkshire' is a real Bobby Dazzler.

The proportions are spot on - difficult to achieve in N for a 4-4-0.

The detailing is just right too.

You have surpassed yourself with this one Steve.

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